Tuesday, December 25, 2012

The Weekly Shuffle: 'Holograms' by Ry (2012)

Artist: Ry
Song: Holograms
Year: 2012

Under Neon Movie Reviews: 'Wilby Wonderful' (2004)

Movie: Wilby Wonderful
Year: 2004
Rating:  6.9/10 Stars ******'
Interesting movie, with more Canadian actors/actresses that I had no idea were actually Canadian to begin with, that must be part of my American programming, to just figure that any good new musician or actor must be American, to usually find out they are actually aren't, which is probably why they have talent. Anyways, this one is about a small Nova Scotia town, some bored and lonely people who find ways to create drama in their lives and relationships despite the quaintness of their rural lifestyles. Kind of slow, but worth watching once.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

The Weekly Music Shuffle: 'Full Moon' by Chela (2012)

Artist: Chela
Song: Full Moon
Year: 2012

Under Neon Movie Reviews: 'Critters 2: The Main Course' (1988)

Movie: Critters 2: The Main Course
Year: 1988
Rating: 6/10 Stars ******
Wowsers! This one was entirely worse than the 1st, but so good in the 80s cheesy way. I must say, I especially enjoyed the super-critter at the end, such a standard formulaic device, and so quintessentially 80s. I thought this one was not so great, til I saw the 3rd one, so this one in retrospect is actually pretty good, and having the Playboy centerfold cameo in a tight leather outfit doesn't hurt either. Check this one out if you love cheesy 80s horror/sci-fi.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

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The Weekly Music Play: 'Octopus' by Bloc Party (2012)

Artist: Bloc Party
Song: Octopus
Year: 2012

Under Neon Movie Reviews: 'Invaders from Mars' (1986)

Movie: Invaders from Mars
Year: 1986
Rating: 5.1/10 Stars *****'
Yes yes, I was on a cheesy 80s sci-fi horror movie binge, but its so addicting. After watching the original 1950s version of this movie I had to sit down with the 80s version once more, and it is essentially the same story with better special effects and alien puppets and what not. It is amazing to me how crap the whole CG industry has made special effects, especially when it comes to monsters, now they are just some digital fake looking cartoonish add-in, whereas when this movie was made they still actually made fully size animatronic monsters which looked way cooler and more real. That aside, the movie doesn't offer much except for cheap thrills and fits the formulaic rural 80s monster/sci-fi movie well, bubblegum, check it out if thats your bag.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

The Weekly Music Play: 'Reagans Skeleton' by Yeasayer (2012)

Artist: Yeasayer
Song: Reagan's Skeleton
Year: 2012

Under Neon Movie Reviews: 'Critters' (1986)

Movie: Critters
Year: 1986
Rating: 7/10 Stars ******
This truly is a classically 80s sci-fi/horror flick, it has all the elements...the monsters, the small American town, the inept small town citizens, the kids who discover the horrible truth, the adults who ignore all the warning signs, and the child hero that inevitably play the role of saving the town from the monsters. Very formulaic, but that is what I was programmed to find entertaining... and I find it hard to believe that I ever found these movies scary as a kid, they are sooo not scary, and really more comedy than anything. Be sure to check out the soundtrack too, Che Zuro and Terrance Mann rock the house 80s rock style!